WiCS Panel at CogSci21

Navigating the Maze: Developing Your Career in Animal Cognition
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Kate Hong, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Katherine Cronin, Senior Animal Welfare Scientist, Lincoln Park Zoo
Cynthia Moss, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Aligning with the overall focus on animal cognition for the CogSci21 conference, WiCS welcomes a panel of presenters speaking from their own experience in developing successful careers studying cognition using different animal models. Below are the recordings of the presentations:

Tactile Perceptual Decision Making Whisker-Mediated Touch in Rodents
Presented by Y. Kate Hong, Carnegie Mellon University

One Arm of the Maze: A Career in Zoo Animals Welfare Science
Presented by Katherine Cronin, Lincoln Park Zoo

Research Career Path: From Studies in Humans to Echolocating Bats
Presented by Cynthia Moss, Johns Hopkins University

The 20th Anniversary Meeting of Women in Cognitive Science

Why Still So Slow
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Virginia Valian

The 20th Anniversary Meeting of Women in Cognitive Science Thursday, November 19, 2020 4-7 p.m. eastern, Virtual Introduction Randi C. Martin Rice University

Keynote Why Still So Slow? Virginia V. Valian Hunter College

Audience Q&A and Discussion Moderator: Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University

Panel Speakers Mary Potter, James Pomerantz, Betty Tuller, Teresa Bajo, Debra Titone and Penny Pexman, Natasha Tokowicz, Laurie Feldman, Janet van Hell, Nora Newcombe, Mary Peterson, Virginia Valian, Helene Intraub, Laura Carlson, Eleonora Rossi, Marianne Lloyd, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Lilith Dorko Moderator: Judith Kroll, University of California, Irvine

Future of WiCS: Opportunities in a New Era Speakers: Kate Arrington, Karin Butler, Kristi Multhaup, Bonnie Nozari, Joo-Hyun Song

Speed Mentoring Session Organizer: Natasha Tokowicz. University of Pittsburgh

WiCS Co-founders and 2020 Co-organizers: Judith Kroll, University of California, Irvine Randi C. Martin, Rice University Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University

Find us on: Twitter @WomenInCogSci Women in Cognitive Science is affiliated with the Psychonomic Society and its activities are funded by the Perception Action and Cognition program at the National Science Foundation.

Panel at the Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:10pm
Eleonora Rossi, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Angela Gutchess, Brandeis University
Sonja Lyubomirsky, University of California, Riverside
Betty Tuller, National Science Foundation
Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside (Moderator)

Contemporary psychology has increasingly become team science, with a distribution of expertise across team members and with collaborations both domestically and internationally. Developing international collaborations early in a scientist’s career, in coordination with graduate or postdoctoral training, and extending beyond it, requires networking that can present challenges to junior scientists and particularly to junior female scientists. In this meeting organized by Women in Cognitive Science ( we focus on strategies for building international networks and for seeking global training across early career stages. Participants will include senior scientists who have successfully developed international collaborations and research networks and junior scientists whose training has included international research and collaboration. We focus on the particular challenges that arise in negotiating different cultures within and outside the laboratory.

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Speed Mentoring at the ICPS meeting in Vienna

WICS Mentoring Session
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

After the panel presentations and discussion, Women in Cognitive Science will host a speed mentoring session for one hour following the model used with great success in previous meetings. Junior researchers, assistant professors postdocs, and Ph.D. students, both female and male, who wish to participate as mentees must register in advance at:

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link given below. Note that for the purpose of this event we consider anyone beyond the first years of an assistant professorship or research institute position to be eligible, so both mid-career and senior scientists are invited to be mentors. WiCS will then pair mentees with mentors based on area of research and the type of institutional affiliation (e.g., large university, research institute, small teaching college). The timing will allow a maximum of two mentor-mentee sessions of 20 minutes. In brief, the program will link junior faculty with senior faculty to meet briefly (for 20 minutes). The speed mentoring session will be held in part over an APS- sponsored reception where coffee and pastry will be served. There are several ground rules that include: 1. This is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship); 2. The mentee should come with a specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it; 3. The mentee should send the mentor a CV and the question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting. The workshop will occur the afternoon of Thursday 23 March from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and the mentoring session from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Acknowledgments: This meeting of Women in Cognitive Science has been made possible thanks to the support from APS.

Panel at the International Convention of Psychological Science 2017

Using social media to promote professional development, scientific dissemination and networking
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Lorenza Colzato (University of Leiden) To blog or not to blog, that is the question
Daniel Lakens (Eindhoven University) Social Media as a Networking Tool
Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol) Jekyll and Hyde: Science blogs vs. blog “science”
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College of London) Using social media for research: from recruitment to crowdsourcing
Angelique Cramer (University of Amsterdam) The boundaries of your online identity
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh) Enhancing the public understanding of bilingualism through social media: The Bilingualism Matters experience
Organizers/moderators: Teresa Bajo (Universidad de Granada), Cristina Cacciari (Universita of the Studi di Modena)

Social media has become integrated into many aspects of daily life. Websites, blogs or YouTube are used to communicate information, keep in touch with people or create social networks. Similarly, scientists are increasingly using social media to share new articles, discuss scientific opinions and circulate information about professional opportunities and scientific events. Social media networks can be beneficial for scientists by offering powerful tools to boost their professional profile and increase the visibility of their science. In this workshop organized by Women in Cognitive Science, an international panel of senior and junior researchers will discuss best practices for using social media toward different scientific and professional goals. In different presentations panellists will focus on the use of blogs, twits, websites and internet platforms for scientific dissemination, increased visibility of personal scientific profiles, networking, fund raising or increasing public awareness and understanding of a scientific topic. Panel presentations will be followed by open discussion with the audience.

Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 2016

Life in the academy: Balancing work and home
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University
Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego
Amy Overman, Elon University
Duane Watson, Vanderbilt University
Natasha Tokowicz (Organizer/Moderator), University of Pittsburgh

Panel at the Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science 2016

The psychology of negotiation: When, why, and how
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:20pm
Alice H. Eagly, Northwestern University
Susan Mohammed, The Pennsylvania State University
Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University
Valerie Reyna, Cornell University
Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)

WiCS meeting at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 2016

Developing International Research Collaborations and Promoting Global Leadership
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Robert Logie, The University of Edinburgh
Andria Shimi, University of Oxford
Maria Ruz, University of Granada
Petar Milin, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University (Moderator)

Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 2015

The psychology of negotiation: When, why, and how
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
Randall Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology
Viorica Marian, Northwestern University
Caroline Palmer, McGill University
Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University
Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)